Lapsed Donors

The Power of Giving Thanks
November 30, 2022 at 12:03 pm

Showing gratitude is key to retaining supporters, and retention is crucial to the financial health of charitable organizations.

Offer a Monthly Giving Save Option
March 1, 2021 at 11:32 am

A monthly giving save option is offering the donor the option to lower their monthly gift or to pause the monthly gift.

Easy Steps to Re-Engaging Your Lapsed Donors
November 8, 2017 at 11:51 am

Your lapsed donors used to be part of your core reservoir of donations. Why did they leave you when you needed them most? What percentage of your total donor base do these lapsed donors represent to you, how much money are you losing each month that they are absent from your community?...

Giving for Disaster Relief
September 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Because I work for a disaster relief agency that also provides a variety of other important daily services, I am always interested in studying why certain donors only give for disaster relief. On a small sample, I noticed that more than 4,000 of our donors gave for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005, but did not give in subsequent years...

How to Re-Engage Lapsed Donors in Your Organization
September 14, 2017 at 10:03 am

A lapsed donor is one who has lapsed from giving for at least a calendar year. They are the most significant donors to focus your efforts on re-engaging, because they have already demonstrated an interest in your organization...

Are You Creating a Checklist or a Powerful Relationship?
July 17, 2017 at 10:37 am

Not surprisingly, most development professionals have a long "To-Do" list. It can feel overwhelming to keep up with data-entry, make donor phone calls, draft mailings and reports and more. Being able to cross things off our list can feel great...

What Do You Control?
June 5, 2017 at 10:49 am

I once worked with a major gift officer, Janet (not her real name) who was so grounded as a person, nothing seemed to rattle her. Janet was incredibly gifted at developing relationships, staying focused and doing all the “little things” right...